It’s a Classic Kinda Day: The Arkansas Star

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Hello everyone.

This week’s Classic block is The Arkansas Star.

Arkansas Star Block 2

To create The Arkansas Star block you will need the following templates.

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The template kits for all my Classics are available through Sue Daley stockists and can be bought directly through Patchwork With Busyfingers. This block should measure 12½” when pieced together (12″ finished).

Many of these blocks can be machine or hand-pieced, depending on your preferences and what you feel most comfortable with. I personally prefer to hand-piece these blocks.


Following the hand piecing instructions take the 8-B pieces and sew to piece A as shown in the diagram.

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Note: Sew the pieces around the centre A piece with one continuous thread.

Finger press the seams.

Sew pieces C and D around the outside of the block using one continuous thread.


Press carefully.

The block should now measure 12½” square and should look like this once complete.

Arkansas Star Block FOR WEB

You can experiment with different fabric placement to change the look of this block. Here I made an alternative design using basics and a Sundance print.

Arkansas Star Block 1

Here are a few basic layouts you can try.



I’d love to see if you’ve got any blocks in progress or complete. Remember to use the #suedaleyclassics hashtag when posting on social media so I can see your work!

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